Coal Ash Ponds in the Path of Hurricane Florence

Environment North Carolina
Last updated: 9/13/2018

Numerous coal-fired power plants with onsite storage of coal ash waste are in the potential path of Hurricane Florence. Coal ash ponds can be susceptible to failure or spillage during heavy precipitation events or flooding, with devastating consequences for the environment, wildlife and human health.

The factsheet provides further information on coal ash ponds in the Southeast, and more information on coal ash ponds is linked below.

Additional Resources

Download FlorenceCoalAsh-Summary.xlsx
Download Hurricane Florence Coal Ash factsheet-sources.pdf
Download Hurricane Florence Coal Ash map.pdf

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